Josef Hoffmann (architect)

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Josef Hoffmann (1902)

Josef Franz Maria Hoffmann (born December 15, 1870 in Pirnitz , Moravia , Austria-Hungary ; † May 7, 1956 in Vienna ) was an Austrian architect and designer . With Koloman Moser he was a founding member and one of the main representatives of the Wiener Werkstätte .


Kubus -Fauteuil (1910), produced in 2010

Josef Hoffmann came from a wealthy family, his family was involved in the princely Collalto 's calico factory and his father was mayor of Brtnice / Pirnitz in the Jihlava / Iglau district in Moravia. He was originally supposed to become a lawyer at the request of his father, but felt more drawn to technology, whereupon his understanding parents sent him to the State Trade School in Brno , from where he got excellent grades.

Afterwards he worked at the military building department in Würzburg , after which he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Karl von Hasenauer and Otto Wagner . In Wagner's office he met Joseph Maria Olbrich , with whom he founded the Vienna Secession in 1897 , an artists' association which he left with Gustav Klimt and others in 1905 .

His early architectural work, based on simple cubic forms, had probably received his first inspiration in southern Italy, as he had been honored with the Prix ​​de Rome of the Academy at the end of his architecture studies and lived in Italy for a year. Here, the cubic houses with their flat roofs and smooth facades had impressed him very much.

Josef Hoffmann for the Scheibbs clay industry , 1920s

With the banker Fritz Wärndorfer and the painter Koloman Moser he founded the Wiener Werkstätte in 1903 , for which he designed many products. From 1899 he was a teacher at the Vienna School of Applied Arts . In the interwar period he also designed designs for Scheibbs' sound industry .

Hoffmann was a member of the Masonic Lodge "Die Treue".

In 1906 he built his first major plant, the sanatorium in Purkersdorf . Through contacts with Adolphe Stoclet , who sat on the supervisory board of the Austro-Belgian Railway Company , which operated the Aspang Railway in Austria , the Palais Stoclet with the Stoclet frieze designed by Gustav Klimt was created from 1905 to 1911 as the main work of art of the Viennese Secessionism in Brussels . The building has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the end of June 2009 . In 1907 Hoffmann was a co-founder of the German Werkbund , in 1912 of the Austrian Werkbund . 1913–1915, another major work was the Villa Skywa-Primavesi in Vienna 13., Gloriettegasse 18 .; In 1914 he built the Austrian House at the Cologne Werkbund exhibition .

As a result, his style became more and more sober, whereby he was increasingly limited to functional buildings. Hoffmann welcomed the "Anschluss" of Austria to Nazi Germany in 1938 , because he hoped the new regime would bring an economic upswing and the revival of his architectural practice.

Although he himself was defamed and marginalized as a “degenerate decorative artist” by the Nazi architectural ideologist Paul Schmitthenner , those in power of the time were interested in exploiting Hoffmann's fame as an instrument. Even though the resulting drafts did contain symbols of the dictatorship, he still did not follow the official Nazi aesthetic from an artistic point of view.

According to his plans, the embassy palace of the German embassy on Rennweg in Vienna was rebuilt from 1938 to 1945 and the building was used as a branch of the Foreign Office as well as the "House of the Wehrmacht" and officers' home. In 1957/1958 it was demolished due to severe bomb damage. A silver jug ​​made according to Hoffmann's design in 1940/1942 is ornamented with oak leaves , swords and swastika .

After the Second World War , Hoffmann took on various official tasks, such as the Austrian General Commissioner at the Venice Biennale and membership in the Austrian Art Senate . In 1950 he founded the Federation of Modern Visual Artists of Austria together with Albert Paris Gütersloh .

Hoffmann was married twice. In 1903 he married Anna Hladik (* 1880) and had their son Wolfgang (1900–1969), who also became an architect. The marriage ended in divorce in 1922. In 1925 he married Carla (Karla) Schmatz (* 1894), who was previously a mannequin at the Wiener Werkstätte. As a widow, Carla Hoffmann entrusted Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten with the rights for her husband's designs. Wittmann began to reproduce Hoffmann furniture in the 1970s, including models such as Fledermaus , Purkersdorf , Haus Koller , Armlöffel and the famous Kubus . Hoffmann's lamp designs have been handcrafted by the Viennese company WOKA since the 1970s with a license from the Josef Hoffmann Foundation.

In 2007 the Austrian Post dedicated a special stamp to him, a detail from the necklace designed by Josef Hoffmann in 1916. The jewel is now in the holdings of the Museum of Applied Arts, MAK Vienna . In 1987 the MAK organized an exhibition about Josef Hoffmann entitled Josef Hoffmann: Ornament between Hope and Crime . After a MAK exhibition on Josef Hoffmann in 1992 in his birthplace in Brtnice / Pirnitz in the Czech Republic, contacts with the Moravian Gallery in Brno were intensified. Since 2006, both institutions have been running the building on an equal footing as the joint branch of the Josef Hoffmann Museum . The museum presents a permanent collection and also changing exhibitions on Josef Hoffmann and his contemporaries are organized. The MAK Vienna maintains a large collection of works by the Wiener Werkstätte and thus also by Josef Hoffmann. Some of Josef Hoffmann's works are publicly accessible online at the MAK Collection .

Hoffmann lived for a long time at Schleifmühlgasse 3 in the 4th district. In 1939 he moved to an apartment at Salesianergasse 33 in the 3rd district, near the Lower Belvedere. He died there on May 7, 1956. Two days later the social democratic Arbeiter-Zeitung wrote that the last living co-founder of the Vienna Secession had passed away; he revolutionized the Austrian arts and crafts as well as architecture . Hoffmann was still involved in the selection of Austrian works of art for this year's Venice Biennale a few weeks before his death . He headed the architecture class at the Academy of Applied Arts for almost four decades. His life's work has already gone down in the history of the art of our century .

Honorary grave of Josef Hoffmann at the Vienna Central Cemetery

The City of Vienna dedicated an honorary grave to him in the Vienna Central Cemetery (group 14 C, number 20). Fritz Wotruba created the tombstone .
In Purkersdorf the Josef-Hoffmann-Gasse is named after him.

Awards and honors


  • 1987: Josef Hoffmann. Ornament between hope and crime (MAK Vienna)
  • 1992: The baroque Hoffmann (Hoffmann birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 1992: Josef Hoffmann Designs (New York)
  • 2003: Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte ( Kunsthaus Zug , Zug)
  • 2005: Josef Hoffmann: An incessant process (Hoffmann birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2006: Josef Hoffmann - Carlo Scarpa: The sublime in architecture (Hoffmann's birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2007: Josef Hoffmann - Adolf Loos: Ornament and Tradition (Hoffmann Birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2008: Josef Hoffmann - Donald Judd: Hypothesis (Hoffmann birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2009: Josef Hoffmann: Inspirations (Hoffmann birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2010: Rewriting the Space: Dorit Margreiter / Josef Hoffmann (Hoffmann Birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2010: Josef Hoffmann: An incessant process. Designs from Art Nouveau to Modernism (Balingen)
  • 2011: Josef Hoffmann - Oswald Oberhuber: All design and design (Hoffmann birthplace, Pirnitz)
  • 2011/2012: Pioneers of Modernism: Gustav Klimt / Josef Hoffmann, Belvedere Palace
  • 2017: The architects' glass. Vienna 1900–1937, MAK Vienna

Work (selection)


photo   Construction year Surname Location description
Landhaus Paul Wittgenstein sen.  (Remodeling and furnishing)BW
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1899 Landhaus Paul Wittgenstein sen. (Conversion and equipment)
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Hohenberg (Lower Austria) , Bergerhöhe 1
Forestry office of the Wittgenstein forest administration and residential buildings for the staff Upload file 1900 Forestry office of the Wittgenstein forest administration and residential buildings of the staff
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Hohenberg, Untere Hauptstrasse 4-6
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Vienna 19, Grinzinger Friedhof , An den Lange Lüssen 33, Group 3

Note: Group 3, grave 24. Name is not on the tombstone or overgrown.
House SpitzerBW Upload file 1900-1903 House Spitzer
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Vienna 19, Steinfeldgasse 4
Moser-Moll semi-detached house
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1900-1903 Moser-Moll semi-detached house
Vienna 19, Steinfeldgasse 6–8
Double house for Koloman Moser and Carl Moll in the artists' colony on Hohe Warte
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Vienna 19, Wollergasse 8
BW Upload file 1902 Establishment of the Wiener Werkstätte
Vienna 7, Neustiftgasse 32

Note: Metal sign on the portal. Showroom?
Evangelical forest churchBW
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1902-1903 Evangelical Forest Church
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St. Aegyd am Neuwalde , Am Haselgraben 2
Union hotel of the "Poldihütte" Upload file 1903 Union hotel of the "Poldihütte" Wikidata
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Josefa Hoffmanna 1533, Kladno, Czech Republic

Note: Expanded to the side. Today hotel
BW Upload file 1903 Landhaus Knips
Seeboden am Millstätter See , Wirlsdorf 39

Note: main building destroyed. Farm buildings preserved.
Upload file 1904 Landhaus Dr. Wilhelm Figdor (conversion and furnishing)
Baden (Lower Austria) , Weilburggasse 67 destroyed
"Westend" sanatorium
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1904-1906 Sanatorium "Westend"
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Purkersdorf , Wiener Strasse 74
House for Beer-Hofmann Upload file 1905-1906 House for Beer-Hofmann
Vienna 18, Hasenauerstraße 59 destroyed
Upload file 1905-1906 House of Alexander Brauner
Vienna 19, Gewygasse 11 destroyed
BW Upload file 1905-1906 Hunting lodge Hochreith (conversion and furnishing) for Karl Wittgenstein
Rohr im Gebirge , Tiefental 2
BW Upload file 1905-1907 House Legler
Vienna 19, Armbrustergasse 22

Note: changed
House Moll II Upload file 1906 House Moll II
Vienna 19, Wollergasse 10

Note: 1928 extension
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Vienna 19, Steinfeldgasse 7
Stoclet Palace
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1906-1911 Palais Stoclet Wikidata
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Avenue de Tervuren 281, Brussels

Note: can be seen as the main architectural work of Hoffmann.
"Fledermaus" cabaret facility
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1907 "Fledermaus" cabaret facility
Vienna 1, Kärntner Strasse 33 destroyed
Business portal of the kk Hof- und StaatsdruckereiBW Upload file 1908 Business portal of the kk Hof- und Staatsdruckerei
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Vienna 1, Seilerststätte 24
Portal of the Kk Hof- und Staatsdruckerei
Note: partially preserved
Emil Zuckerkandl's tomb Upload file 1908 Emil Zuckerkandl's tomb
Vienna 19, Döblinger Friedhof, Hartäckerstraße 65, Israelite Department

Note: Group i1 grave 1
BW Upload file 1909 Villa Pickler (conversion and furnishing)
Trombitás út 19, Budapest, Hungary
BW Upload file 1909-1910 Heinrich Böhler House (adaptation)
Baden, Pelzgasse 11

Note: original construction by H. Zimmermann in 1880
House Eduard AstBW Upload file 1909-1911 Eduard Ast House
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Vienna 19, Steinfeldgasse 2 / Wollergasse 12
BW Upload file 1910 Country house Otto Böhler
Kapfenberg , Mariazeller Straße 32

Note: Either house number 28, 30 or destroyed
BW Upload file 1910-1911 House Pazzani
Klosterneuburg-Weidling , Wolfsgraben 66

Note: also stated in the source as 1927
BW Upload file 1910-1911 Albert Figdor crypt
Vienna 19, Döblinger Friedhof, Hartäckerstraße 65

Note: Group HA number 2
Gustav Mahler tomb Upload file 1911 Gustav Mahler tomb
Vienna 19, Grinzinger Friedhof, Group 6
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Art show, Rome, I destroyed
Tomb Paul Wittgenstein u.  Helene Hochstetter Upload file 1912 Tomb Paul Wittgenstein u. Helene Hochstetter
Vienna 19, Grinzinger Friedhof, Group 9

Note: Date of death 1928
BW Upload file 1912-1913 Villa Edmund Bernatzik
Vienna 19, Springsiedelgasse 28
Landhaus Koller (extension and conversion)BW Upload file 1912-1913 Landhaus Koller (extension and conversion)
Oberwaltersdorf , Pfarrgasse 15
BW Upload file 1912-1914 Portal and management rooms of the steelworks "Poldihütte"
Průmyslová 1343, Kladno, Czech Republic

Note: At AZW: Vienna 3, Invalidenstrasse 5–7
House Botstiber-Hertzka
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1912-1914 House Botstiber-Hertzka
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Vienna 19, Kaasgrabengasse 30–32

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House Drucker-Wellesz
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1912-1914 House Drucker-Wellesz
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Vienna 19, Kaasgrabengasse 36–38

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Sokolowski-Küpper house
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1912-1914 Sokolowski-Küpper House
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Vienna 19, Suttingergasse 12-14

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House Vetter-Michel
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1912-1914 House Vetter-Michel
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Vienna 19, Suttingergasse 16-18

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Upload file 1913 Hospital of the Bosnian Electricity Company
Jajce , Bosnia
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Note: Assumption of property at AVNOJ Museum, Jajce
Skywa-Primavesi villa and garden
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1913-1914 Villa and garden Skywa-Primavesi
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Vienna 13, Gloriettegasse 18
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Vienna 10, Laxenburger Straße
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Note: only partially implemented. Exact address unclear. Destroyed? Data error?
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Winkelsdorf / Kouty nad Desnou 62, Loučná nad Desnou, Czech Republic

Note: Today hotel. Expanded in the same style
Austrian pavilion Upload file 1914 Austrian pavilion
Cologne Werkbund exhibition , Cologne destroyed
BW Upload file 1914-1917 Wacker chemical plants
Burghausen , Germany
BW Upload file 1918 Villa Franz Hatlanek
J. Hory 1801, Kladno
Tomb of the Knips family
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1919 Tomb of the Knips family
Vienna 13, Hietzinger Friedhof , Group 32
BW Upload file 1919 Edmund Bernatzik's crypt
Vienna 19, Heiligenstädter Friedhof, group TUL 16
BW Upload file 1919-1922 Sigmund Berl House
Husova 913/2, Freudenthal / Bruntál , Czech Republic
Fritz Grohmann house Upload file 1920-1921 Fritz Grohmann House Wikidata
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Würbenthal / Vrbno pod Pradědem , Czech Republic
BW Upload file 1920 Elisabeth Sanatorium (renovation)
Lázeňská 323, Velké Losiny, Czech Republic

Note: Hotel today
BW Upload file 1922-1923 House of Ing. Dunckel
Tapolesany ut 3, Budapest
BW Upload file 1923 Eduard Ast's crypt
Vienna 19, Heiligenstädter Friedhof

Note: TUR 17
House Sonja Knips
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1923-1924 House Sonja Knips
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Vienna 19, Nusswaldgasse 22
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Auen-Waldpromenade 35 / Süduferstraße 35, Auen, Schiefling am Wörthersee , Austria

Note: 1934 also increased by Hoffmann; Address according to the source "Auen, Golfstraße 21"
BW Upload file 1924 Villa Gretl
Gars am Kamp , Weisergasse 179

Note: House number 16 in the source incorrect
Klose yard
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1924-1925 Klose-Hof
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Vienna 19, Philippovichgasse 1
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1924-1925 Winarsky-Hof
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Vienna 20, Stromstrasse 36–38

Note: Stairs 1–14, 26, 27, with Behrens, Frank, Strnad and Wlach
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Husova 306, 307, 335, 413, 305. Palackého 262, 327, 337, 339, 343, Sadová 351, Kopečná 305, 412. Vrbno pod Radedem, Czech

Note: Coordinates refer to Palackého 337
Upload file 1925 Austrian pavilion
Arts and Crafts Exhibition Paris destroyed
BW Upload file 1928-1929 Isidor Diamant house
Strada Ion Creangă 2–4, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
BW Upload file 1928-1929 Office building of Industria Sarmei SA
Strada Iuliu Maniu 25, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Note: with Oswald Haerdtl
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1928-1932 Anton-Hölzl-Hof
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Vienna 10, Laxenburger Strasse 94

Note: with Max Fellerer
Monument to Otto Wagner
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1929-1930 Monument to Otto Wagner
Vienna 1, Makartgasse 2
BW Upload file 1930 Villa Lothar Grohmann
Jesenická 347/33, Vrbno pod Pradědem
Altmann & Kühne business premises
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1932 Altmann & Kühne business premises
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Vienna 1, Graben 30
Altmann & Kühne business premises
Note: with Oswald Haerdtl
Four row houses
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1932 Four row houses
Werkbundsiedlung , Vienna 13, Veitingergasse 79–85

Note: Monument protection separated
BW Upload file 1934 Villa Sinaiberger (aka Serger)
Skoczów , Poland, Katowickiej 9

Note: something changed. Inconsistent. Address information may be incorrect in various sources.
Austrian Pavilion (White Cube) at the Venice Biennale
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1934 Austrian Pavilion ( White Cube ) in the Biennale in Venice
Venice, Italy
Establishment of the Schroll publishing and printing house
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1937-1939 Establishment of the Schroll publishing and printing house Wikidata
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Vienna 5, Arbeitergasse 1–7 / Spengergasse

Note: later Christoph Reisser's sons
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Vienna 3, Metternichgasse 3

Note: with Josef Kalbac
Residential complex Blechturmgasse 23–27
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1949-1950 Residential complex Blechturmgasse 23-27
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Vienna 4, Blechturmgasse 23–27

Note: with Josef Kalbac
Housing complex Silbergasse 2-4
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1951 Housing complex Silbergasse 2-4
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Vienna 19, Silbergasse 2-4

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Residential complex Heiligenstädter Straße 129
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1953-1954 Residential complex Heiligenstädter Straße 129
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Vienna 19, Heiligenstädter Straße 129

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Interior design / design

  • 1897–1903: Participation in almost all exhibitions of the Vienna Secession in Vienna 1, Friedrichstrasse  12
  • 1898: “Viribus unitis” room at the Kaiser anniversary exhibition in Vienna, Rotunda grounds
  • 1899: Business premises of the Apollo candle factory in Vienna 1., Am Hof ​​3 (not preserved)
  • 1899: Furnishing for Max Kurzweil in Vienna 4, Schwindgasse 19
  • 1900: Exhibition rooms of the Vienna School of Applied Arts and the Secession at the Paris World Exhibition in 1900 in Paris, Champ de Mars
  • 1901: Furnishing for Helene Hochstätter in Vienna
  • 1902: Furnishing for Dr. Hans Salzer in Vienna 6, Gumpendorfer Strasse 8
  • 1902: Furnishing for Baroness Mautner Markhof in Vienna 3, Landstraßer Hauptstrasse 138
  • 1902: Furniture for Fritz Wärndorfer in Vienna 18, Weimarer Strasse 59
  • 1902: Rooms of the Vienna Secession and the Vienna School of Applied Arts at the Rhenish-Westphalian Industrial and Commercial Exhibition in Düsseldorf
  • 1903: Establishment of the Wiener Werkstätte in Vienna 7, Neustiftgasse 32
  • 1904: Exhibition rooms of the Secession at the World Exhibition St. Louis 1904 in St. Louis (Louisiana, USA)
  • 1904: Fashion salon for Emilie Flöge in Vienna 6, Mariahilfer Straße  1c
  • 1904: Participation in the arts and crafts exhibition in Berlin
  • 1905: Furnishing for Margarethe Stonborough-Wittgenstein in Berlin , In den Zelten 215
  • 1906: Furnishing for Dr. Hermann Wittgenstein in Vienna 3, Salesianergasse 7
  • 1907: Wiener Werkstätte sales office in Vienna 1., Graben  15 (not preserved)
  • 1907: Exhibition rooms for Gustav Klimt and the Wiener Werkstätte at the International Art and Horticultural Exhibition in Mannheim
  • 1907: Establishment of the Fledermaus Cabaret in Vienna 1, Kärntner Strasse  33
  • 1908: Exhibition rooms of the Wiener Werkstätte at the Kunstschau Wien 1908 in Vienna, on the site of today's Wiener Konzerthaus
  • 1908: Entrance building and overall planning of the "Kunstschau" in Vienna 3. Heumarkt (not preserved)
  • 1909: Austrian area at the 10th International Art Exhibition in Munich
  • 1910–1914: Participation in various exhibitions at the Museum for Art and Industry in Vienna, Stubenring 3
  • 1911: Garden of the Stoclet Palace in Brussels
  • 1911: Participation in the art exhibition in Rome
  • 1912: Graben coffee house in Vienna 1., Graben 29a (reconstruction 1928, not preserved)
  • 1912: Interior fittings and furniture in the Gallia apartment in Vienna 4, Wohllebengasse 4.
  • 1913: Austrian department at the art exhibition in Dresden
  • 1916–1917: Furnishing for Paul Wittgenstein senior. in Vienna 8, Friedrich Schmidt-Platz 6
  • 1917: Exhibition design in Stockholm
  • 1917–1918: Wiener Werkstätte business premises in Vienna 1., Kärntner Straße  32 (not preserved)
  • 1920: Participation in the 1920 art show in Vienna
  • 1922–1924: Business portal and establishment of the art dealer Nebehay in Vienna 1., Kärntner Ring 7 (not preserved)
  • 1923: Participation in the architecture exhibition at the Vienna School of Applied Arts
  • 1927: Participation in the 1927 art show in Vienna
  • 1927: Model apartment “Vienna and the Viennese” in Vienna
  • 1929: Interior design of Villa Arpád Lengyel in Podtatranského 3, Pressburg
  • 1930: Exhibition of the Austrian Werkbund in Vienna
  • 1934: Anniversary exhibition of the Kunstgewerbeverein in Vienna
  • 1934: Hall of Applied Arts at the Austria Exhibition in London
  • 1934: Exhibition “The Liberated Crafts” in the Austrian Museum for Art and Industry in Vienna, Stubenring 3
  • 1937: Participation in the Paris World Exhibition 1937 , Champ de Mars
  • 1937: Interior design for the casino in Baden
  • 1937–1939: Establishment of the Schroll publishing and printing house in Vienna 5, Arbeitergasse 1–7 / Spengergasse
  • 1938: "House of Fashion" in the Lobkowitz Palace in Vienna 1, Lobkowitzplatz 2
  • 1940–1941: business premises of the Meissen porcelain factory in Vienna 1., Kärntner Ring  14 (not preserved)

as well as other home furnishings, exhibition designs, furnishings for shops and bars, book and magazine illustrations; numerous designs for furniture (e.g. seven-ball chair), wallpaper, lamps, ornaments, jewelry, etc.


A brooch designed by Josef Hoffmann for the Wiener Werkstätte in 1908 was knocked down in 2015 by the Viennese auction house “ Im Kinsky ” for € 529,200.


  • Eduard F. SeklerHoffmann, Josef. In: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 9, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1972, ISBN 3-428-00190-7 , pp. 429-431 ( digitized version ).
  • Armand Weiser : Master of Architecture (Josef Hoffmann). Geneva 1930
  • Gertrud Pott: The reflection of secessionism in the Austrian theater . Published by the Institute for Theater Studies at the University of Vienna. Verlag Wilhelm Braumüller, Vienna / Stuttgart, 1975
  • Peter Gorsen : Josef Hoffmann. On the modernity of a conservative builder. In: Alfred Pfabigan (Ed.): Ornament and asceticism. C. Brandstätter, Vienna 1985, pp. 69-92.
  • Eduard F. Sekler: Josef Hoffmann. The architectural work. Monograph and catalog raisonné. Residence, Salzburg / Vienna 1986, ISBN 3-7017-0306-X .
  • Lillian Langseth-Christensen : A Design For Living. Viking, New York 1987, ISBN 0-670-80089-9 , (the author was a student at Hoffmann in Vienna from 1922 to 1925).
  • Peter Noever , Oswald Oberhuber (ed.): Josef Hoffmann. Ornament between hope and crime. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / University of Applied Arts (exhibition catalog), Residence, Salzburg / Vienna 1987, ISBN 3-900688-01-X .
  • Peter Noever (ed.): The price of beauty. 100 Years of the Wiener Werkstätte [... appears on the occasion of the exhibition The Price of Beauty - For the 100th birthday of the Wiener Werkstätte. MAK Vienna, December 10, 2003 - March 7, 2004] Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit 2003, ISBN 3-7757-1410-3 .
  • Gabriele Fahr-Becker: Wiener Werkstätte. 1903-1932. Taschen-Verlag, Cologne 1994, ISBN 3-8228-2550-6 .
  • Christian Witt-Dörring (Ed.): Josef Hoffmann. Interiors, 1902-1913. Prestel-Verlag, Munich 2006, ISBN 978-3-7913-3710-4 .
  • Walter Zednicek: Josef Hoffmann and the Wiener Werkstätte. Zednicek, Vienna 2006, ISBN 978-3-9500360-8-4 (multilingual, mostly illustrations).
  • August Sarnitz: Josef Hoffmann. In the universe of beauty. Taschen-Verlag, Cologne 2007, ISBN 978-3-8228-5588-1 .
  • Agnes Husslein-Arco , Alfred Weidinger (ed.): Gustav Klimt - Josef Hoffmann. Modern pioneers. Prestel, Munich 2011, ISBN 978-3-7913-5148-3 .
  • Michael Huey: Viennese silver. Modernes Design 1780-1918 , exhibition catalog Neue Galerie New York / Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2003. ISBN 978-3-7757-1317-7 .

Web links

Commons : Josef Hoffmann  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Thomas Chorherr : Great Austrians. Publishing house Carl Ueberreuter.
  2. Peter Jessen: German Form in the War Year, The Exhibition Cologne 1914 . In: Deutscher Werkbund (Hrsg.): Yearbook of the German Werkbund . tape 1915 . F.Bruckmamm A.-G., Munich 1915, p. 9 .
  3. ^ Eduard F. Sekler: Josef Hoffmann. The architectural work. Monograph and catalog raisonné. Residence, Salzburg / Vienna 1982, ISBN 3-7017-0306-X , p. 219
  4. ^ Eduard F. Sekler: Josef Hoffmann. The architectural work. Monograph and catalog raisonné. Residence, Salzburg / Vienna 1982, ISBN 3-7017-0306-X , p. 220.
  5. ^ Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna , inv. No. Go 1.864, cit. based on: Felicitas Heimann-Jelinek (Red.): Jewish Museum Vienna. Adolf Holzhausen's successor, Vienna [1996], ISBN 3-901398-03-1 , p. 96.
  6. Entry in the architectural dictionary
  7. August Sarnitz: Josef Hoffmann 1870-1956 In the universe of beauty. Taschen-Verlag, p. 93.
  8. site Woka Lamps Vienna
  9. ^ Austrian Post AG. Postage stamps: Art Nouveau - Josef Hoffmann
  10. ^ Josef-Hoffmann-Museum , homepage of the Moravian Gallery (English).
  11. MAK Collection online
  12. ed .: Architect Josef Hoffmann died , in: Tageszeitung Arbeiter-Zeitung , Vienna, No. 108, May 9, 1956, p. 5
  13. ^ Catalog for the Belvedere exhibition Cubism - Constructivism - Form Art. Vienna 2016, p. 91.
  14. TU Wien: Honorary doctorates ( memento of the original from February 21, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Retrieved March 26, 2015. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  15. ^ Directory of honorary doctoral candidates at the TH / TU Dresden
  16. ^ Josef Hoffmann's Volkswohnhaus restored town hall correspondence of July 26, 2005, accessed on June 11, 2010
  17. Anette Freytag : The garden of the Palais Stoclet in Brussels. Josef Hoffmann's “chef d'œuvre inconnu” . In: Die Gartenkunst  20 (1/2008), pp. 1–46.
  18. ↑ The auction house's advertisement in the daily newspaper Der Standard . Vienna, July 4, 2015, supplement album , p. A7.